|Former names||Laredo Ballpark|
|Location||6320 Sinatra Parkway
Laredo, TX 78045
|Broke ground||June 11, 2011|
|Opened||May 17, 2012|
|Owner||City of Laredo|
|Operator||Ventura Sports Group|
|Construction cost||$18 million|
Humphries & Sanchez
|Structural engineer||Puig Engineering LLC|
|General contractor||Leyendecker Construction|
|Field size||Left Field: 335 feet
Left Center Field: 385 feet
Center Field: 405 feet
Right Center Field: 385 feet
Right Field: 335 feet
The Uni-Trade Stadium is a baseball ballpark in Laredo, Texas. The stadium is home to the Laredo Lemurs, a baseball team in the American Association and the Laredo Roses, a women's full contact American football team in the Sugar N Spice Football League. The stadium is also used for youth soccer leagues, youth and prep baseball games and concerts.
The Laredo Ballpark project was first approved by the city council and was voted in favor of (with 61.32% of the votes in favor 38.68% against) constructing it with money collected by a .25% sales tax increase for the LEC since 2004 of which there is a surplus of about $18 million. The project consisted of building a new multiuse Baseball field near the Laredo Energy Arena (LEA). On December 9, 2011, it was announced that the stadium would be named Uni-Trade Stadium, after Uni-Trade Forwarding LLC, a local freight forwarder. The park opened on May 17, 2012, with the Lemurs defeating the defending American Association champion Grand Prairie AirHogs 5-1 in front of a crowd of 5,923.
The baseball field playing surface was designed and built by sports field contractor Texas Multi-Chem, out of Kerrville, TX. The baseball field's natural grass surface is TifSport hybrid bermuda and the root zone consists of an 8" layer of USGA sand and Dakota peat. The field also contains an internal drainage system to help avoid rain outs.
- "The Ballpark at Laredo Breaks Ground Baseball Stadium Should Be Completed by 2012". Laredo Sun. June 11, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
- Laredo Morning TImes; Vote Goes Strongly In Favor of Stadium
- Laredo Morning Times; Webb County Vote Totals
- "Laredo Lemurs’ Baseball Stadium Named". Laredo Sun (Laredo, Texas). December 9, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-09.
- "Avoid Rainouts With Internal Drainage Systems". (Texas Multi-Chem - Kerrville, TX). June 1, 2012.
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|North Division||Central Division||South Division|
|Midway Stadium||CommunityAmerica Ballpark||Amarillo National Bank Sox Stadium|
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|Shaw Park||Lawrence-Dumont Stadium||QuikTrip Park|
|Sioux Falls Stadium||Lewis and Clark Park||Uni-Trade Stadium|
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